- Author: Chris M. Webb
The Ventura County UCCE Master Gardeners is a busy and important volunteer group. Their mission statement is, “Enhance the well being of people, plants, and environment through science based gardening education and community outreach.” They work hard to do just that.
So far this calendar year our Master Gardeners have logged approximately 2,000 community service hours. These hours include assisting on Cooperative Extension research projects, leading tours of school children at the Hansen Ag Center, working at various gardens throughout the county, and staffing the Master Gardener Helpline.
The Master Gardener Helpline is a great resource for home gardeners. Please contact them with garden-related questions. The line is staffed Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1-4. They can be reached by calling 805.645.1455 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information and resources can be found here.